More than 20,000 Hajj pilgrims reached Saudi...

More than 20,000 Hajj pilgrims reached Saudi

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 12:47 PM, 19 June 2022   Updated: 12:48 PM, 19 June 2022

Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrims; File Photo

Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrims; File Photo

Around 20,500 pilgrims have so far arrived in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj from Bangladesh. As many as 20,441 passengers arrived in Saudi Arabia by 2 pm on Saturday.

This information has been obtained from the daily bulletin related to Hajj. 

It is learned that so far 55 Hajj flights went to Saudi Arabia. Of these, 31 are operated by Biman Bangladesh Airlines, 19 by Saudi Airlines and 5 by Flynas Airlines. Among the pilgrims who arrived in Saudi Arabia from the country, 3,385 went under government management and 17,056 under private management.

The Hajj is scheduled to start on July 8, subject to the moon sighting. This time, 57,585 pilgrims from Bangladesh are getting the opportunity to go to Saudi for Hajj. 

The first Hajj flight left Dhaka on June 5 and will end on July 3. The return flight will start on July 14 and end on August 4.